Author: Merrill, F.E.
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THPPR067 A Conceptual 3-GeV LANSCE Linac Upgrade for Enhanced Proton Radiography 4130
  • R.W. Garnett, F.E. Merrill, J.F. O'Hara, D. Rees, L. Rybarcyk, T. Tajima, P.L. Walstrom
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  Funding: Work supported by the United States Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Agency, under contract DE-AC52-06NA25396
A conceptual design of a 3-GeV linac upgrade that would enable enhanced proton radiography at LANSCE is presented. The upgrade is based on the use of superconducting accelerating cavities to increase the present LANSCE linac output energy from 800 MeV to 3 GeV. The LANSCE linac at Los Alamos National Laboratory currently provides H and H+ beams to several user facilities that support Isotope Production, NNSA Stockpile Stewardship, and Basic Energy Science programs. Required changes to the front-end and to the RF systems to meet the new performance goals, and changes to the existing beam switchyard to maintain operations for a robust user program are also described.